The PokerStars Championship Macau kicked off with the HK$82,000 ($10,552) Single Re-entry High Roller which drew 73 entries. Following nine levels of action the field was trimmed to 45 survivors with Nan Tu leading the field with 205,700 in the bag.

Isaac Haxton and Steve O’Dwyer finished third and fourth respectively, with O’Dwyer coming off a win in the $10,300 PokerStars Championship Panama High Roller and a fourth place finish in the Super High Roller. Should O’Dwyer or Haxton cash, they’d be among the first players to cash in all three PokerStars Championship locations.

Daniel Dvoress bagged up in the top ten and recently crossed the $3 million mark in earnings. He crushed the first PokerStars Championship stop in the Bahamas with a fourth place in the $100,000 SHR, eighth in the $50,000 HR and 12th in $25,750 HR. Then in Panama he finished runner-up in the SHR and cashed in the Main Event.

Bertrand Grospellier was the only Team PokerStars Pro to survive the day, but he’ll have work to do as one of the returning short stacks. Nick Petrangelo, Fabian Quoss and Dan Smith also return at the bottom of the leader board.

The field stands to grow with registration open through the first level on Day 2. Play resumes on Friday at 3 pm local time and the field will play another nine levels per the schedule, but is subject to change.

Top Ten Chip Counts

1. Nan Tu – 205,700
2. Jiabin Cui – 191,300
3. Isaac Haxton – 184,400
4. Steve O’Dwyer – 170,700
5. Daniel Dvoress – 147,000
6. Dmitry Yurasov – 146,000
7. Ollie Price – 138,400
8. Daniel Neilson – 124,900
9. Philipp Gruissem – 120,800
10. Ryan Yum – 103,200

There are 52 tournaments on the schedule with these highlight events:

-HK$8,800 ($1,132) PokerStars National Championship (March 30-April 3, 2017) – HK$2,000,000 guaranteed
-HK$400,000 ($51,475) PokerStars Championship Super High Roller  (April 1-3, 2017) 
-HK$5,500 ($707) PokerStars Asia Open (April 2-3, 2017) – HK$1,000,000 guaranteed 
-HK$42,400 ($5,456) PokerStars Championship Main Event (April 3-9, 2017) 
-HK$206,000 ($26,510) NLH Hold’em – Shot Clock (April 4, 2017) 
-HK$82,400 ($10,604) PokerStars Championship PLO High Roller (April 5-6, 2017) 
-HK$103,000 ($13,255) PokerStars Championship High Roller (April 7-9, 2017)